Bugsy's Scyther

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Bugsy's Scyther
ツクシのストライク Tsukushi's Strike
Poké Ball
Bugsy Scyther.png
Bugsy's Scyther
Debuts in Gettin' the Bugs Out
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Technician*
Current location With Bugsy
Scyther
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Scyther Katsuyuki Konishi Eric Stuart

Bugsy's Scyther (Japanese: ツクシのストライク Tsukushi's Strike) is Bugsy's main battling Pokémon in the games, anime, and manga.

In the anime

History

Scyther's only appearance was in Gettin' the Bugs Out, being used in Bugsy's Gym battle against Ash. It first battled Ash's Pikachu, which it easily defeated with a powerful combination of Slash and Fury Cutter attacks after dodging Pikachu's Thunderbolt with Double Team.

It next faced Ash's Cyndaquil and used Double Team and Fury Cutter, which Cyndaquil dodged. Scyther used Double Team while it used another Fury Cutter, this time faster than the other Fury Cutter, which Cyndaquil was still able to dodge. This got Cyndaquil fired up and Cyndaquil used Flamethrower, which removed Scyther's Double Team. The real Scyther deflected it by using Swords Dance and hit Cyndaquil. Bugsy mentioned that Scyther has a special way of deflecting Fire-type attacks by using Swords Dance. Bugsy told Scyther to use Fury Cutter and had it use Swords Dance when Cyndaquil was going to use Flamethrower. Ash came up with an idea and had Cyndaquil jump above Scyther and use Flamethrower while spinning, making Scyther unable to dodge and take damage. Cyndaquil was then able to finish Scyther off with a Tackle, winning Ash the match and earning himself the Hive Badge.

It reappeared in flashbacks in All That Glitters! and Why? Wynaut!.

Personality and characteristics

Little is known about Scyther due to how little it has been seen. It is known to be a powerful battler, being the powerhouse of Bugsy's team. It is quick, agile, and durable. It can use its Swords Dance attack to block powerful fire moves such as Flamethrower.

Moves used

Bugsy Scyther Swords Dance.png
Using Swords Dance
Move First Used In
Double Team Gettin' the Bugs Out
Slash Gettin' the Bugs Out
Fury Cutter Gettin' the Bugs Out
Swords Dance Gettin' the Bugs Out
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

In the Generation II games, Bugsy uses a Scyther as his highest-leveled Pokémon. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Bugsy uses a Scyther in his first battle against the player. In his later battles, it has evolved into Scizor. Bugsy also uses a Scyther in the Pokémon Statium games.

Scyther is absent in the Pokémon World Tournament of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 as Bugsy uses Scizor instead.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1 Round 2
Spr 2c 123.png
Types:
Bug Flying
Held item:
None
Scyther Lv.16
Fury Cutter
Bug
Quick Attack
Normal
Leer
Normal
  --  
   
Spr 4h 123 f.png
Types:
Bug Flying
Ability:
Technician
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Scyther Lv.17
U-turn
Bug Physical
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
Focus Energy
Normal Status
123.png
Types:
Bug Flying
Held item:
PRZCureBerry
Scyther Lv.50-100
Fury Cutter
Bug
Slash
Normal
Wing Attack
Flying
Hyper Beam
Normal
123.png
Types:
Bug Flying
Held item:
King's Rock
Scyther Lv.50-100
Reversal
Fighting
Hyper Beam
Normal
Wing Attack
Flying
Steel Wing
Steel

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Scyther in Pokémon Adventures

Scyther's only appearance was in Silly Scyther. Scyther was first used to battle Sabrina at the Pokémon League preliminary tournament. It managed to deal heavy damage to Sabrina's Mr. Mime with consecutive uses of Fury Cutter. Eventually Mr. Mime dodged a hit, which prompted Bugsy to switch to Heracross.

Moves used

Bugsy Scyther Fury Cutter Adventures.png
Using Fury Cutter
Move First Used In
Fury Cutter Silly Scyther
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Scyther in Pokémon Golden Boys

When Gold and Bugsy were having their Gym battle, Bugsy sent out Scyther while Gold sent out Bayleef. Despite Scyther having the type-advantage and Bayleef trying to get over being abandoned from its previous Trainer, Scyther ended up being defeated.

Moves used

Bugsy Scyther Slash Golden Boys.png
Using Slash
Move First Used In
Slash Get up Again, Bayleef
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Scyther in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Bugsy's Scyther debuts in The Hardest Insect Pokémon Wins?! of Pokémon Pocket Monsters.

After the defeat of Metapod and Kakuna, Bugsy sent out Scyther in his battle against Red. Clefairy's rocky body caused Scyther's blade to crack. However, Clefairy had trouble controlling his rocky body, giving Scyther the advantage. However, the movement of the ground gave Clefairy some rolling power and defeated Scyther. Later, Bugsy sent out Scyther when Red had a rematch with him. Using Tyrogue, he was able to defeat Scyther.

Moves used

Move First Used In
False Swipe Let's Get all the Badges!*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Scyther.

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